Art Hindle

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Art Hindle
Art Hindle at the CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser 2014 (15003887259).jpg
Art Hindle at the 2014 CFC Annual BBQ
Arthur Hindle

(1948-07-21) July 21, 1948 (age 71)
  • Actor
  • director
Years active1971–present

Arthur Hindle[1] (born July 21, 1948) is a Canadian actor and director.

Early life and education[edit]

Hindle was born in Halifax,[2] to a Navy family.[citation needed] For 12 years, he alternated living with his divorced parents in addition to living in foster homes.[2] He grew up in Bowmanville, and later at the Beaches area of Toronto,[3] attending Riverdale Collegiate and Malvern Collegiate.

At the Eli Rill workshop, Hindle studied Method. He thrived in this environment and soon started applying his knowledge to getting acting jobs.[citation needed]


Before he became an actor, Hindle modeled clothes for catalogs for Canadian companies Simpsons-Sears and Eaton's.[4] He also was a stockbroker.[3]

Hindle has made guest appearances in a long list of television programs in North America, and has also appeared in several movies, dating from 1971.

His first major role was in a biker movie, The Proud Rider, spawned by the popularity of Easy Rider. Hindle worked with a real motorcycle gang, Satan's Choice of Oshawa. It was during the making of this film that he almost changed his professional name to Jeremy Kane; as producers thought that Hindle should have a more showbiz-sounding name.[clarification needed][citation needed]

In 1971, he was cast as Billy Duke in the film Face-Off.[4] This film led to offers from Hollywood which he resisted until work dried up and Hindle, who had four children by this time, finally moved to Los Angeles in 1974.[citation needed]

He had a supporting role in the Canadian horror film Black Christmas[3] in 1974. He had a pivotal supporting role in the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and appeared in the 1981 teen sex comedy film Porky's.[citation needed]

From the early 1990s, Art has also worked as a director. He starred in, and directed, the award-winning series Paradise Falls[3] showing on cable stations in the USA and on the Showcase channel in Canada.[citation needed]


Hindle has won a Gemini award.


Hindle is married and divides his time between California and Canada.




Voice acting[edit]

  • Dot. - Mister Sherman


  1. ^ Art Hindle Biography (1948?-)
  2. ^ a b "'In their own way, they're the most honest guys I know'". The Gazette. Canada, Montreal. January 2, 1971. p. 85. Retrieved September 8, 2018 – via open access
  3. ^ a b c d "The Memory Book: Art Hindle". Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Archived from the original on 9 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b Shields, Roy (November 13, 1971). "All-Canadian movie that could go big". The Gazette. Canada, Montreal. p. 46. Retrieved September 8, 2018 – via open access

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